Parents
Parent Info

Welcome New Families

Welcome to the Trinity family! We are so excited to call you a Titan. Thank you for entrusting these important years to Trinity. Please continue to refer to the page throughout the spring and summer to find information and forms relating to enrollment, summer activities and the start of school.

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  • School Profile Update

    A School Profile Update must be completed for each student by June 1. This is an annual online form to complete your child(ren)’s registration and enrollment for 2019-2020 and includes requests for:
    • Student and family contact information
    • Emergency/cancellation contact information
    • Volunteer opportunities through the Trinity Parents Association (TPA)
    • Athletics and Outdoor Program information
    • Permission/acknowledgements:
      • Charges to Titan Closet bookstore
      • Acceptable use of technology
    The School Profile Update should take approximately 10 minutes to complete for each child enrolled. In early May, parents of incoming students will receive an email with the subject: "*MANDATORY FORM - Trinity School Profile Update - Deadline 6/1" with a link to login and complete the form. (Families with returning students have already received a similar notice). The email for new students with the same subject line and link to login and complete the form will be coming soon. All questions about this form can be directed to Jackie Berens (jackieberens@trinityes.org).
  • Course Selection

    Many of you have already scheduled a time for you and your student to meet with a counselor to discuss course scheduling. If you have not, you can call the front office at (804) 272-5864 to arrange a time for you and your student to come in between June 3 and June 27.


    Please have your student review the Course Description Guide. It is helpful to know that all students take five year-long academic courses (English, social studies, mathematics, science and world language) each year. Students will also need to select at least two electives. Prior to graduation students need to take two fine arts courses and one religion course. Students should keep this in mind when making their choices.

    After your student determines the classes he/she is interested in, please have your student complete the online New Student Course Request Form and submit it by June 1. This information will be used during the scheduling meeting to help guide the discussion.

    The primary goal of the course selection process is to create a curriculum that will allow students to grow academically while maintaining balance in their school, home and extracurricular lives. Admission testing, grades and previous course work will be considered when planning the schedule.
  • Student Medical Records

    All Trinity students are required to complete a Magnus Health Profile, which will include permissions to participate in activities and a space to upload your most recent physical exam and medical history (see below). Incoming families will receive an email on Monday, June 10 with detailed instructions about how to access and update their Magnus Health account. The deadline for completion is Monday, July 29.

    Students may not participate in any school activity until the Magnus Health Profile is complete.
  • Student Physical Exams

    All Trinity students are required to have a physical exam completed AFTER May 1, 2019 by a physician and uploaded to the online Magnus Health Profile no later than July 29.

    To help our Trinity families with this process, we have invited Dr. John Siedlecki to campus to provide physical exams on Monday, May 20, 2019, beginning at 3 p.m. We strongly encourage you to join us if this works in your schedule. Please complete the Student Medical History (PDF) form and bring it with you to your exam. The cost is $20.00 (CASH ONLY).

    (If you elect to receive a physical exam from another physician, please bring BOTH the Trinity Student Physical Exam (PDF) form and the Student Medical History (PDF) with you.)

    If you have any questions about completing the physical exam process, please contact Athletic Director Becky Currier at beckycurrier@trinityes.org.
  • Summer Assignments

    Trinity teachers post summer assignments so that incoming students can best prepare for the year.  Assignments will be posted here no later than Wednesday, June 5:

    SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS PAGE >>

    Students, please complete all summer assignments by 
    Tuesday, August 20.
  • Purchasing Textbooks

    At this time, books are not sold from the Titan Closet. 

    The Trinity Parents Association sponsors a Used Textook Sale (Ausust 6-7, 2019). A portion of the proceeds goes directly to supporting school needs. If you have questions about the Used Book Sale, visit trinityes.org/usedbooksale.



    You may purchase new books online through the MBS Direct online bookstore: 
    1. Select Order Your Materials from the menu in the upper right

    2. Check your course(s)

    3. Scroll down to the bottom and click View Your Materials
    If you have questions about the online bookstore, please contact francisdecker@trinityes.org.
  • Athletics

    Completed physical exams and Magnus Health profile (see above) are required for participation in the summer workouts and for all sports and activities during the school year.

    Summer strength and conditioning is available for all Trinity athletes. Strength and conditioning coaches will begin training incoming students the week of June 3. Each Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., incoming students (girls and boys in all sports) are encouraged to come to the Estes Athletic Center to make new friends and meet new teammates. Please review the Summer 2019 Workout Schedule for details.

    Athletic practices for most varsity teams begin the week of Monday, August 12 (football practices begin Tuesday, July 30). If your student plans to play a fall sport please review the Fall Athletics Preparation Grid for specific start dates and contact information.
  • Technology

    MacBooks
    Trinity Episcopal School is pleased and proud to offer all students and faculty members access to a 13-inch Apple MacBook Air laptop computer. We hope that you share our excitement of being able to offer the MacBook computers as an instructional resource to our students and teachers at Trinity. Devices are leased by Trinity through Apple and are loaned to the student for educational purposes for the duration of their Trinity career or until further notice, in accordance with Trinity’s acceptable use policies and rules. All students will be required to purchase a hard case for their device and show evidence of purchase the first week of school. In addition, students will need to bring to school their own headphones for use with the device. For MacBook specs and expectations of care of the device, please review the Computer Loan Agreement Overview.


    PowerSchool
    Trinity uses a web- and app-based system called PowerSchool to manage student academic records, schedules and grades. This is also where parents will eventually access, complete and update their Magnus Health Profiles. New students and parents will be able to view class assignments on PowerSchool no later than July 31.

    In early May, as accounts were being created, you may have receive an email from the address “powerschool@trinityes.org” with the subject “Your PowerSchool account information has changed.” Please disregard this initial message. More specific details and instructions about using the account will follow in June.
  • Receiving email from Trinity

    Parents should expect to receive detailed eNews blasts by email on a monthly basis. To ensure that you continue to receive important notifications, please take a moment to add the email address trinitynews@trinityes.org to your address book or contact list.

    If you need to make an update or change to your email address, or if you or your spouse is not receiving messages, please contact the school registrar, Isa Dunaway, at isadunaway@trinityes.org.
  • Freshman Class Retreat (Sep. 12-14)

    Each year, Trinity’s ninth graders participate in an off-campus program designed to foster effective group interaction. This year’s class will travel together to the Horizons Outdoor Learning and Retreat Center in Harrisonburg, VA, where they will participate in an outdoor program geared toward strengthening group skills and class unity in a fun and unique setting. A team of faculty chaperones will accompany the group on this three-day, two-night retreat, as professional facilitators from Horizons lead the daily activities.

    This year’s trip is set for Thursday, September 12 through Saturday, September 14. The cost of the trip will be approximately $300, which will be split across the remainder of the billing cycle for parents on the monthly payment plan (and in a single invoice for all others). We encourage your child’s participation as we have found it to be an invaluable part of the Trinity freshman experience.
     
    Permission forms and more details will be posted to this page when finalized. 
  • Parking and Drop-off Guidelines

    Drop-off, pick-up and parking guidelines
    In order to provide for efficient and safe traffic flow to and from campus, parents and students are asked to arrive on campus from either Cherokee Road or Wainfleet Drive depending upon the student’s grade level. This pattern is intended to minimize wait time and the need to stop traffic entering campus for those vehicles exiting campus. It is crucial — both to the timeliness of the process and for the safety of all — that all drivers follow the instructions of the traffic attendants. As always, the safety of all of our community members — parents and students, faculty and staff, drivers and pedestrians — is our highest priority, and we need your help to ensure it.
  • Daily Schedule & Late-Start Monday

    The daily academic schedule at Trinity follows an eight-day rotation: eight traditional class periods are spread out over eight instructional days, then the rotation begins again. Over those eight days, each course meets six times—with one longer period per day that a teacher may use for activities, science labs, projects or group work. A rotational schedule is not a block schedule, which has a much lower frequency of student/teacher contact. An eight-day rotational schedule gives students broader course selection while maintaining a high degree of frequency of teacher/student contact.

    View a printable PDF copy of the Eight-Day Rotational Schedule here

    The first day of school (Tuesday) will follow a modified "DAY 1" schedule. The full-day Standard Rotation of classes will begin on Wednesday, August 21 with "DAY 2;" Thursday, August 22 will be "DAY 3;" etc.

    Late-Start Monday
    Every Monday, however, Trinity follows the "Late-Start Monday" schedule, which means students should arrive to Trinity for Morning Meeting at 8:45 a.m., and will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m.

     
  • Carpooling

    Carpooling to and from school with fellow Trinity families is encouraged. Trinity will publish an online school directory in August that includes the ability to sort parent contact information by ZIP code and locate other Trinity families near you.
     

Trinity Episcopal School

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